Well I went from nuclear disasters to the habits of highly empathic people and I’m feeling positively inspired by the journey! Even though there may be masses of sleepy people who have no idea of how their world could be slipping away, there are those who not only notice and care, but who are doing something about it. And the ones who are doing the damage are a tiny part of the overall population, I think they know that their days are numbered and are simply trying to rake in as much as they can while they can.
Empathy is a key ingredient as we grow and develop into the future humans that will have a continuing and positive presence on this beautiful planet. And it is a quality that can be developed, I relate strongly to the habits of HEP’s (highly empathic people) and have tended to go in this direction all my life. But anyone can do it, those who are severely disconnected from their emotions are going to have a challenging journey, but I do believe it possible for all people if they have a strong enough desire to go there.
The author of the article at the end of this post, Roman Krznaric, describes the twentieth century as the Age of Introspection and says that the twenty-first should be the Age of Empathy. I agree heartily with this viewpoint, it certainly matches my path through life which was extremely introverted for many years as I dove deep in my healing journey. Then slowly but surely I began to get the sense that I needed to move more into connection with others, the messages kept coming, and over time that is the path I have taken. My very special country town has helped me to reach a point where I am fulfilling this part of my life in a way that truly amazes me at times, in a good way!
There is a lot more I could say on this topic but I will save it for future posts, in the meantime have a read of this inspiring article, it has links to lots of grass-roots movements that are helping to create fundamental change in the world. A wonderful resource!